Dogara finally announces defection to PDP

Speaker, Nigeria House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, on Tuesday officially announced his defection from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Mr Dogara announced his defection to the opposition party alongside two other legislators, Edward Pwajok and Ahmed Yerima.

Dogara submitted his re-election forms for the House of Representatives election at the PDP national secretariat in Abuja in September 2018.

The Speaker has been at loggerheads with Bauchi State Governor, Mohammed Abubakar.

Dogara, unlike other members of the National Assembly, kept his decision private till the last plenary before the 2019 general elections.